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ISBN: 9781459410725-24

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The legal challenge to the FIPA, part two

From: Sold Down the Yangtze


Through focusing on the arguments of the government’s foreign investment expert, J. Christopher Thomas, and how the courts favoured his opinions Van Harten outlines how the legal challenge did not lead to a thorough review



Gus Van Harten

As an expert in investment deals and international law, GUS VAN HARTEN is uniquely qualified to explain what the Canada-China agreement means for Canada. He is currently a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, working previously as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. He has written over twenty academic studies on investment treaties, and has provided commentary to governments, international organizations, and media such as Bloomberg, the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.